Crime Trends

FBI Crime Index Offenses

UC’s FBI Crime Index decreased by 5% in 2004. Violent crime increased by 16%, while property crime decreased by 5%. Property crime offenses represented 98% of the 6, 014 cases used by the FBI to determine the UC’s 2004 index.

Violent Crime

Summary

There were 126 reports of violent crimes in 2004, compared to 125 in 2003.

  • No homicides - the same as 2003
  • Twenty-three rapes - one more than 2003
  • Four attempted rapes - one less than 2003
  • Twenty-eight robberies - nine less than 2003
  • Seventy-one aggravated assaults - ten more than 2003

Property Crime

Summary

There were 5,888 property crimes reported in 2004, a decrease of 333 compared to 2003.

  • Burglary - decreased 14%
  • Bicycle theft - increased 3%
  • All other theft - decreased 6%
  • Motor vehicle theft - decreased 9%
  • Arson - decreased from 40 in 2003 to 31 in 2004

Other Offenses

Summary

The number of other reported offenses decreased 3% in 2004.

Simple Assaults

The number of simple assaults decreased 3% in 2004.

Sex Offenses - Force

The number of reported sex offenses using force decreased university wide, from 30 in 2003 to 16 in 2004. Please see glossary for definition.

Sex Offenses - Force

The number of reported sex offenses without force decreased from eight in 2003 to 3 in 2004. Please see glossary for definition.

Weapons - Firearms

The number of reported firearms offenses increased from 10 in 2003 to 16 in 2004.

Weapons - Other

The number of reported other weapons offenses decreased from 56 in 2003 to 43 in 2004.

Bombs - Actual

The number of reported actual bomb offenses did not change with four reported in 2003 and four reported in 2004.

Bomb Threats

The number of reported bomb threats decreased from 10 in 2003 to 6 in 2004.

Disturbing The Peace

The number of reported disturbing the peace offenses decreased from 33 in 2003 to 25 in 2004.

Trespass

Incidents of trespassing related to campus demonstrations and protests decreased from 30 in 2003 to one in 2004. Other types of trespassing increased from 101 in 2003 to 205 in 2004.

Vandalism

The number of reported vandalism offenses decreased from 1018 in 2003 to 825 in 2004.

Forgery / NSF Checks

The number of reported forgery offenses decreased from 74 in 2003 to 71 in 2004.

Narcotics Cases - Felony And Misdemeanor

The number of reported felony narcotics cases increased 20% and misdemeanor cases increased 12% in 2004.

Public Drunkenness

The number of reported public drunkenness offenses increased from 404 in 2003 to 486 in 2004.

Driving Under The Influence - Alcohol / Drugs

The number of reported alcohol related driving offenses increased 35%, while drug related driving offenses decreased by 10, from 32 in 2003 to 22 in 2004.

Clearance Rates

The clearance rate for FBI Index Offenses in 2004 was 7%.

  • Fifty-two percent of reported violent crimes were cleared in 2004.
  • Six percent of property offenses were cleared in 2004.
  • The clearance rate for all other offenses was 58% in 2004.

Arrests

University Police Officers arrested 3,513 persons in 2004. Of those arrested, 80% were not affiliated with the University. Of those total persons arrested in 2004, Forty-five persons were arrested for violent offenses and 347 for property crime.

Stolen & Recovered Property

Property reported stolen to U.C. Police in 2004 totaled $5,494,842. Of the loss, $1,410,486 was property of the University of California. Total property recovered was valued at $1,357,580 for a 25% recovery rate.

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